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MEF Members and special guests gathered ahead of North America’s most influential connectivity event, MWC Las Vegas, for a full day of knowledge-sharing, networking, business lounge discussions and essential learning. Keynote speakers will include the former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and key companies, including The Campaign Registry, Twilio, Wizard Commerce, Prove,, Vibes, Syniverse, Infobip, Netsfere, Blackberry and many more.

The event focusses on Messaging, Mobile Content and the changing mobile regulation in North America, with dedicated sessions featuring expert speakers and panels.

Message in a Model: a New Approach to Messaging Regulation

  • Ajit Pai – Former Chairman FCC

The opportunity beyond transactional messaging

  • Lauren Nemeth – SVP & GM Communications Plaform, Twilio

A2P Leadership Forum —The Changing Landscape of Messaging

  • Janice McNair , CFO, Wizard Commerce
  • Lauren Nemeth, SVP & GM Communications Plaform, Twilio
  • Michelle Wheeler, SVP, Prove
  • Bella Simon, Director, Key Accounts – Telesign

Avoiding (More) Government Regulation

  • Stefan Heller, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at The Campaign Registry
  • Glenn S. Richards, Partner – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

MNO Agenda – Business Messaging in Canada and Operator Perspective

  • Ryan Tollofson, Director – Emerging Communications & Strategic Marketing – TELUS

MNO Agenda – The international experience of RCS

  • Ramy Riad, Head of Future Messaging – Webex
  • Inderpal Mumick, CEO – DOTGO

New business opportunities with 5G and edge computing

  •  Doug Makishima, CSMO – Summit Tech

Building for a Conversational World

  • Aca Gacic, CTO, Wizard Commerce
  • Ryan Beck, CTO,
  • Jeremy Wadsack, CTO, TeamSense

The Messaging Opportunity – how to grow the USA Business Messaging market

  • Carlos Aragon, Assoc. Vice President of Product Marketing, Enterprise Solutions, Mavenir
  • Marcelo Frizzo, VP, Strategic Account Development, Infobip
  • Chris Wright, VP – Product Management – Messaging, Syniverse

The potential of Mobile Identity

  • Keiron Dalton, CPO – Sekura Mobile
  • Shane Unfred, EVP, Business Development and Product Management – TSG Global
  • Steve Legge, CEO – NetNumber

Critical Messages and Employee Compliance – the new frontiers for messaging applications in employee messaging

  • Anurag Lal, Chief Executive Officer – NetSfere
  • Ken Murphy, Vice President & GM – Critical Events Management – BlackBerry

Content & Community with Mobile

  • Steve Gatena, Co-Founder and CEO,
  • Michael Lynn, Co-Founder and CFO,

The future of mobile content

  •  Dario Betti, CEO – Mobile Ecosystem Forum

A new wave of Direct Carrier Billing for the USA?

  •  Mark Fruehan, CEO – First Screen

 Monitoring Direct Carrier Billing

  • John Bruner, CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • Harpreet Singh, Digital Products Strategy Manager – TELUS

Question Time

  • TJ Thinakaran, MEF
  • Cliff Holsenbeck, Vice President – Product Management, Mavenir
  • Stefan Heller, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at The Campaign Registry
  • John Bruner, CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF